School thieves strike again


THE spate of burglaries at schools on the Mornington Peninsula continues with three raided over the past week.

Rosebud police believe there may be a link between two burglaries that occurred on the same night, at Boneo Primary School and Red Hill Consolidated School.

Senior Constable Chris Zurek of Rosebud crime investigation unit said laptop computers were the target in both cases.

Security alarms at Boneo primary went off about 1.40am on Wednesday 5 June. Three notebook computers were stolen from the administration area. Senior Constable Zurek said that there was no sign of a forced entry.

A few hours later the Red Hill school was hit by burglars, about 4am. Police are still investigating how the thief or thieves gained entry. A Lenovo laptop computer was stolen.

Dromana Secondary College, still reeling from a large burglary of IT equipment in April, was again hit by burglars some time overnight between Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June.

Senior Constable Zurek said thieves forced a window to get into the maintenance shed and stole a “large number of items” still being tallied.

Anyone with information can contact Rosebud police on 5986 0444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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